Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


ANR PRCE CaMoPi – Capture and Modelling of the Shod Foot in Motion

The main objective of the CaMoPi project is to capture and model dynamic aspects of the human foot with and without shoes. To this purpose, video and X-ray imagery will be combined to generate novel types of data from which major breakthroughs in foot motion modelling are expected. Given the complexity of the internal foot structure, little is known about the exact motion of its inner structure and the relationship with the shoe. Hence the current state-of-the art shoe conception process still relies largely on ad-hoc know-how. This project aims at better understanding the inner mechanisms of the shod foot in motion in order to rationalise and therefore speed up and improve shoe design in terms of comfort, performance, and cost. This requires the development of capture technologies that do not yet exist in order to provide full dense models of the foot in motion. To reach its goals, the CaMoPi consortium comprises complementary expertise from academic partners : Inria (combined video and X-ray capture and modeling) and Mines St Etienne (finite element modeling), as well as industrial : CTC Lyon (shoe conception and manufacturing, dissemination). The project has effectively started in October 2017 with Claude Goubet's recruitment as a PhD candidate followed by Tomas Svaton as an engineer in April 2018.

ANR project Achmov – Accurate Human Modeling in Videos

The technological advancements made over the past decade now allow the acquisition of vast amounts of visual information through the use of image capturing devices like digital cameras or camcorders. A central subject of interest in video are the humans, their motions, actions or expressions, the way they collaborate and communicate. The goal of ACHMOV is to extract detailed representations of multiple interacting humans in real-world environments in an integrated fashion through a synergy between detection, figure-ground segmentation and body part labeling, accurate 3D geometric methods for kinematic and shape modeling, and large-scale statistical learning techniques. By integrating the complementary expertise of two teams (one French, MORPHEO and one Romanian, CLVP), with solid prior track records in the field, there are considerable opportunities to move towards processing complex real world scenes of multiple interacting people, and be able to extract rich semantic representations with high fidelity. This would enable interpretation, recognition and synthesis at unprecedented levels of accuracy and in considerably more realistic setups than currently considered. This project has funded the work of two soon to defend PhD students Vincent Leroy and Jinlong Yang, and ended during the year 2018.

Competitivity Clusters

FUI project Creamove

Creamove is a collaboration between the Morpheo team of the Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, the 4D View Solution company specialized in multi-camera acquisition systems, the SIP company specialized in multi-media and interactive applications and a choreographer. The objective is to develop new interactive and artistic applications where humans can interact in 3D with virtual characters built from real videos. Dancer performances will be pre-recorded in 3D and used on-line to design new movement sequences based on inputs coming from human bodies captured in real time. Website: http://www.creamove.fr.


The goal of the SPINE-PDCA project is to develop a unique medical platform that will streamline the medical procedure and achieve all the steps of a minimally invasive surgery intervention with great precision through a complete integration of two complementary systems for pre-operative planning (EOS platform from EOS IMAGING) and imaging/intra-operative navigation (SGV3D system from SURGIVISIO). Innovative low-dose tracking and reconstruction algorithms will be developed by Inria, and collaboration with two hospitals (APHP Trousseau and CHU Grenoble) will ensure clinical feasibility. The medical need is particularly strong in the field of spinal deformity surgery which can, in case of incorrect positioning of the implants, result in serious musculoskeletal injury, a high repeat rate (10 to 40% of implants are poorly positioned in spine surgery) and important care costs. In paediatric surgery (e. g. idiopathic scoliosis), the rate of exposure to X-rays is an additional major consideration in choosing the surgical approach to engage. For these interventions, advanced linkage between planning, navigation and postoperative verification is essential to ensure accurate patient assessment, appropriate surgical procedure and outcome consistent with clinical objectives. The project has effectively started in October 2018 with Di Meng's recruitment as a PhD candidate.